2012 Special Session I

Budget Amendments - HB1301 (Conference Report)

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Oversight of HHR Eligibility & Health Care Info. Systems (language only)

Item 282 #1c

Item 282 #1c

Health And Human Resources
Health and Human Resources, Secretary of

"Page 206, after line 43, insert:
"D.  The Secretary of Health and Human Resources shall provide the Governor and the Chairs of the Senate Finance and House Appropriations Committees a quarterly written assessment of the progress made by the Health Care Reform program office to implement new information technology systems as described in Item 427 D.2. of this Act. This report shall provide a program-level assessment, including a description of the expenditures that have been made and the activities to which any State or contract staff are assigned. The report shall also include a program-level description of steps taken to ensure that (i) individual projects and the use of project resources are prioritized across the program, (ii) a coordinated approach to program management across all projects is undertaken through the use of formal structures and processes, (iii) program governance and communication activities are sufficient to achieve benefit and stakeholder management objectives, and (iv) any changes in program and project-level objectives and resource needs are identified.  This reporting requirement shall cease at such time as new program management standards are promulgated by the Virginia Information Technologies Agency."

(This amendment adds language requiring the Secretary of Health and Human Resources to provide quarterly progress reports on the implementation of new eligibility and health care information systems in the Health and Human Resources Secretariat.)